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2023 - 2024 Housing Action VISTA Leader
Housing Action Illinois is a statewide coalition of more than 160 organizations dedicated to protecting and expanding the availability of quality affordable housing throughout Illinois. Since 2010, Housing Action has connected community-based organizations with AmeriCorps members to pilot ideas and expand programs through our Housing Action AmeriCorps Network. During their terms of service, AmeriCorps members take on a variety of roles and projects at their host sites, all aimed at building the capacity of their organizations and helping communities thrive. As of 2022, Housing Action started collaborating with organization nationwide, and we are on track to recruit up to 55 AmeriCorps full year members for our 2023 – 2024 program year. Our AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders collaborate with staff to manage and enhance our Housing Action AmeriCorps Network. Every Leader carries out certain duties related to promoting leadership, professional development, and collaboration among the AmeriCorps Members and Summer Associates through mentoring, training, troubleshooting, conflict resolution, and creating resources. In the upcoming year, there will be many special projects to work on. We are looking for Leaders that will focus on improving two main strategies and tactics: 1) recruiting the people that will serve in the upcoming cohort. 2) recruiting the organizations that will host the next cohort of positions. Our ideal candidate has served in Illinois before and knows how to show up, try new things, work as a team, and step up to lead. Prior experience in supervising a team from a distance, coordinating events, and digital marketing and recruitment campaigns are a plus. IMPORTANT QUALIFICATION: Leaders must have completed at least one term of service with AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps State and National, AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), or one traditional term of service in the Peace Corps.
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps VISTA Leader will: (1) Facilitate and coordinate orientations and trainings for new AmeriCorps members, and the close of service process for current AmeriCorps members. (2) Coordinate and improve the administrative aspects of Housing Action's AmeriCorps Network in order to ensure effective communication exists among all the current Members and supervisors and a support network for the Members. (3) Screen and recruit prospective Members and hosting organizations. (4) Based on your strengths and interests, take leadership on special projects related to our strategies to recruit the people that will serve in our next cohort or the organizations that will host the positions in our next cohort.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  $300 Supplemental Benefits (Housing) ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Counseling ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Social Services ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders

2023 - 2024 Housing Action VISTA Leader

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/13/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  05/10/2023  To  07/31/2023 

Contact Willie Heineke
67 E Madison St
Chicago   IL   60603

Listing ID 84941